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Page:'-I'WO . ’ phi/{Warren County Thursday, December 10, 2015 NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS PO. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published every Thursday in Norwalk, Iowa Official newspaper for Norwalk, Cumming, Norwalk Community School District and Warren County. Member of Iowa Press Association and National Newspaper Association Steven F. Klein Publisher . Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Special Assignments Established May 1968 by Dorothy L. Graham Subscription Rates: $18 per year Single Copy 50 cents Senior Citizens and College Students $15 per year Residents outside Warren, Madison 8: Polk Co. $24 per year Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa and Additional Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY TO INSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. We reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to PO. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa ewspaper Association Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov. F Puerto Rico Insolvent There has not been much in the news about it, but Puerto Rico is insolvent. Its'debt has nearly tripled from 2000 to 2012, from $24 billion to $70 billion, according to the Center for a New Economy in Puerto Rico. How do political entities become insolvent? We can blame irresponsible political leaders, but voters who vote for politicians who promise more spending programs than their taxpayers can afford are also at fault. If voters are willing to vote for leaders who promise more and more spending, there will always be someone who steps up to make the promises needed to get elected. USA Today reports that Puerto Rico wants Congress to pass legislation allowing it to file for bankruptcy which it cannot do under present law. Does this situa- tion affect the rest of us? Yes, it is estimated that many mutual funds have invested in Puerto Rican bonds. Also, Puerto Rico’s problems will make it harder and more expensive for our states and local governments to bor- row money, even if they are doing it responsibly. I un- derstand that many Puerto Ricans are now leaving the island to come to the US. because of the bad economic conditions there. In fact, apparently there are more Puerto Ricans in the US. than in Puerto Rico. I wonder if.those who manage to become US. citizens will vote for the same politicians and policies that have caused the problems they are fleeing from. We have seen the nation of Greece in a similar situa- tion last spring and summer. Several American cities have also become insolvent. Will we learn anything from these examples? I don’t know. The federal government continues to run up its debt. Too many people seem to think our trillions of dollars of debt is nothing to be concerned about. Some states and local governments continue to overspend. The only real solution is for the voters to reject candidates who promise irresponsible spending even though such spending may be tempting in the short run. I would like to think that we are getting to the point when vot- ers will demand that their leaders act responsibly. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa. gov. Start the day off right! Catholic Radio for the Heart of Iowa matters 515-223-1150 P.O. .Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa OBITUARY KEVIN J. DOYLE Kevin-J..Doyle, 64, Cumming, died Sunday, Nov. 29, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines af— ter an eight-year battle with cancer (which per- fectly reflected his fierce- ly competitive nature). A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Dec. 5, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Norwalk. To share a memory, Vis- it www.01earyfunerals .com or call 515-981-0700. Kevin John, the son of William E. and Mary Lu- cille (Johnson) Doyle, was born January 2, 1951 in Minneapolis, MN. He grew up in the Twin Cit- ies, graduating from DeLaSalle High School in 1969 and the College of St. Thomas in 1973 with a double major in Biology and Chemistry. Incredibly driven, Kevin found his true calling in sales, mov— ing to Iowa to accept a po- sition with Reynolds 8: Reynolds in 1973. His hall- mark as a salesman was a strong ability to build warm, lasting relation-. ships with 0 customers, which was reflected in multiple sales awards and consistently high num- bers. In 1980, Kevin founded Combined Systems Tech- nology, Inc., an innovative computer brokerage firm. The culture of CST reflect- ed Kevin’s career-long commitment to exception- al customer service and the value he placed on strong interpersonal relation- ships with clients, col- leagues and contacts. In the early 905, Kevin went on to found Consumer Safety Technology, Inc., one of the first companies in the country to develop and market a fuel-cell al- cohol ignition interlock device (the "Intoxalock," which Kevin jokingly re- ferred to as a "blow and go” device). With both CST I and II, Kevin empha- sized the use of Iowa- based research, develop- ment and resources and Kevin J. Doyle was proud of his compa- nies’ strong identification with the state. Kevin met his wife, Marge, while in college in 1970, and they were mar— ried in 1975. As the book- keeper and office manag- er for his companies, she was integral to the success of both CST I and CST II. In 1977, their first son, Glenn, was born, followed by a second son, Kyle, in 1983. Glenn is a clinical psychologist and director of The Doyle. Practice, a private psychotherapy practice With offices; "in Chicago and Washington, DC, and Kyle is a freelance sales and marketing con- sultant in Des Moines. Kevin’s passions and hobbies included hunting, hunter education and safe— ty, dog. training, fishing, metal detecting, traveling, geocaching, and growing award-Winning tomatoes. Among intimates, he was known as incredibly artic- ulate, intelligent, persua- sive and charismatic, and for the value he placed on strong relationships and calculated risk-taking. He was known for driving his silver Mustang with "CST II” license plates, and, in the last several years, for his trademark fedora— one of the many hats he wore throughout his life. Kevin is survived by his wife; his sons; his brother, Bill (Deb) of Neenah, WI; his daughter-in-law, Britt— any; his granddaughter, Elizabeth, and his beloved grand-dog, Gunner. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 O‘Leary Pu nerat & Cremation Services Celebration unite Center Eric E. O’Leary Owner Director In Our Care Kevin J. Doyle Age 64, Cumming www.01earyfunerals.com 1020 Main Street, Norwalk (515) 981-0700 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 515-897-4183 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 pm *** Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children’s Programming 3 years old through 5th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K—12th grades *** Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 Sunday Morning Services: 8:30 & 10:30 am Disciple City for Children: (18 months-5th grade) Sunday Mornings, 8:30 & 10:30 am Quality childcare provided for children under 18 mo. ‘Unstoppable’ for Jr. High: (6th-8th grade). Sunday Evenings, 6—8 pm' ‘Unshaken’ for Sr. High: (9th-12th grade) . Sunday Evenings, 6-8 pm Sonshine Choir: (K-5th grade) Sunday evenings, 6-7:30 pm Family Night Wednesdays Dinner served, 5:30-6:15 pm A night of fellowship & Bible . Study for the whole family! Fellowship Kids: 3 as}??? greet; Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm (Under age 3 childcare for parents attending growth group Bible studies.) *** First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 Trey Perrott, Pastor 9:30 am Coffee Fellowship 10 am Morning Worship 5:30 pm Sunday Kids and Adult Ministries ' Class for all ages Nursery Provided Wednesday Night Link Groups *** New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childcare Provided *** Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 701 Main St. 981-0176 Norwalkcc.org Travis Stanley, Pastor Marti Stanley, Pastor 10:00 am Worship 9:00 am Sunday School and Fellowship Coffee Fellowship follows service Nursery Provided (birth 5) All are Welcome! *** Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Steve McElroy. Pastor 8:00 and 10:30 am Worship Sunday School 9:15 am Nursery Provided *** St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School *** , r: CUMMING Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 981-4321 harvestchurchcumming.com Thomas Cackler, Pastor Sunday 10 am Worship *** DES MQINES Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor 515-953-0322 10 am Worship Children’s Ministry, 0-5 Kids’ Church 6 years & up Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm — Wed. Elevate Youth Grace Baptist Church 112 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 am. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & Sr. High, Men’s and Women’s Ministry Nursery Provided. *** Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 *** WU; . .Martensda‘le Community “(An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: pm Sunday *lhk St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church . in America) Ni ans... “'6‘15‘15605A’v f” J 641-764-2752 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 Don Rothweiler, Pastor 10:30 am SS/Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies *** EBQLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th St. 981-4062 ‘ Ginni Otto,rPa‘stor i?- Free-will offering 3 ‘ Breakfast 8-9z30 am 10 am Worship Adult Sunday School — 11 am *** INDIAN LA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jefferson Way 515-961-5755 Pastor Jeff Rabe Pastor’s Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Study Tues-Thurs. is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) *** _ Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood 962-0351 Robert Harting, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School *** The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Events and services will not be listed here. *** Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing.